Eight arrested for selling laughing gas outside concert

Eight arrested for selling laughing gas outside Knoxville concert

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police arrested eight people for allegedly selling nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, after a concert in downtown Knoxville.

The arrests happened early Tuesday morning at a parking lot on State Street.

According to a police report, the eight men arrived together in a vehicle and filled balloons with the gas.

They then moved through the crowd with the balloons yelling, "ice cold nitrous."

Police say they also found recently-used nitrous tanks in the vehicle.

One suspect, believed to be the group's supervisor, allegedly had a large amount of money on him.

The suspects have out-of-state addresses, some from Bronx, N.Y., others from Pennsylvania.

They've been charged with selling an inhalant for an improper purpose, which is a felony.

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